Re: Oscar Bonavena vs. Earnie Shavers
Earnie would be in big trouble here. Check out Bonavena/Chuvalo. Ringo displays some good footspeed and lateral movement in outmaneuvering George, not something he's widely noted for. The right hand he dropped Frazier on his face with in their first match might flatten Shavers for the count.
At the end of the Frazier rematch, Oscar actually was coming on a bit against a tiring champion. He'd have Earnie running on fumes if this one somehow got into the middle rounds.